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In 2826, the Minnesota Tribe made one last attack against an inhabited Kurita world, hitting the world of Richmond with a vengeance.

Though it was inconceivable that the Tribe could have known about the large prison and slave camps on the planet, their 'Mechs went straight for them. After easily overpowering the guards, they were soon freeing the many thousands of prisoners. Several DropShips then landed in the midst of the prison complexes to load up and transport all the freed prisoners offworld before the Kurita 'Mechs could arrive on the scene.

Though no one realized it for quite awhile, the liberation of the prisoners and Unproductives on Richmond was the last time the Minnesota Tribe was seen in the Inner Sphere.

[3050] Tai-sa Donald Ashira, commander of the First Alshain Regulars, responded with what the Clans considered honor to Khan Osis's batchall in March 3050. To oppose the Regulars, Khan Osis deployed two Trinaries; Ashira chose the rocky ground of the Crag gorge as the battlefield. The Kurita troops fought hard, but the Smoke Jaguar forces used their superior weapons and 'Mechs to whittle down the Regulars' greater numbers over the course of four days.

Knowing they faced desperate odds, the Kurita troops swore an oath not to surrender, then made their last stand in Olderson Pass in the north wall of the gorge. The Smoke Jaguars, using the frontal assault tactics for which they later became infamous, smashed through Richmond's defenders and obliterated the Regulars. Fewer than 5% of the DCMS troops survived to become bondsmen of Clan Smoke Jaguar.

[3059] During Operation Bulldog, the entire Smoke Jaguar 47th Garrison Cluster on Richmond abandoned the world, after receiving the recall order on the 13th August 3059.

[3062] The Second An Ting Legion faced the Fifth Bear Regulars on Richmond during the Dominion’s invasion, but a daring strike by the second sword of Light on Constance forced the attacking Bears to fall back and secure their base world, giving the Second An Ting a brief reprieve from the heavy fighting.

System Info:

  • System Name: Richmond
  • Coordinates: 131.96, 459.53

System Owner Eras:

Era: Faction:
2575 DC
2750 DC
3025 DC
3030 DC
3040 DC
3052 CSJ
3057 CSJ
3062 DC

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Draconis Combine
3050-03-01 Clan Smoke Jaguar
3059-09-18 Draconis Combine
3063-12-15 Clan Ghost Bear

System Star Maps:


There are no functional factories located on this planet.

Inhabited System(s) within 2 jumps:

Planet: X Coord: Y Coord: Jumps:
Constance 100.93 432.93 2
Idlewind 124.66 432.93 1
Jarett 102.80 418.60 2
Rockland 151.26 423.02 2

Planet has description information.

Planet has one of more factories.

Used as a location in the following Novels:

Novel: # of Chapters:
Exodus Road 1 Limited Availability